Angola Population 2017

29,847,259

Angola is a country that borders Zambia, Namibia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Angola borders the South Atlantic Ocean as well. The current population in 2017 is estimated at 29.78 million, up from 2014's estimated 22.1 million.

As one of the least densely populated countries in the world, Angola has a density of 14.8 people per square kilometer (38/square mile).

Luanda is the largest city in Angola, and is also its capital. The population of Luanda is about 2.8 million people. Luanda is also urbanizing at approximately 4% annually.

Angola Demographics

Formerly a colony of Portugal, Luanda has a rather diverse demographic in everything from food to religion. Although the inhabitants are from varying African tribe heritages, the most common language is Portuguese. In recent years, a significant Chinese populous has formed. There are about 259,000 temporary Chinese migrants in the country.

Angola completed a census in 2014, the first since 1970, and it gave the first accurate look at the country's demographics in more than 40 years. According to the census, the country's ethnic groups include: Ovimbundu (37%), Ambundu (25%), Bakongo (13%) and 32% other, including to Ovambo, Mbunda and Chokwe. About 2% of the population is mesticos, or mixed African and European, 1% is European and 1.4% is Chinese.

Angola previously had a large population of Congolese migrants, although over 400,000 have been expelled over the last decade. Before it gained independence, Angola had more than 350,000 Portuguese. It was recently discovered that about 200,000 Portuguese are still living in the country.

Religious affiliations in Angola tend toward that of Catholicism and of the protestant faith; some ascribe to the Pentecostal sect of Christianity. Islamic faith has a following of an estimated 500,000.

Angola Population in 2018Source: Fabio Vanin

Population Data via United Nations WPP (2015 Revision, Medium Variant)

Angola Population Growth

Angola has one of the world's highest fertility rates at 5.54 children born per woman. This is causing rapid growth in Angola that will continue through the end of the century. With the current growth, Angola's population is expected to triple in less than 50 years.

About Angola

Official NameRepublic of Angola
Languages SpokenPortuguese
BordersCOG, COD, ZMB, NAM
Is LandlockedNo
Latitude/Longitude-12.518.5
Currencies UsedAOA

Angola Population Density

Name Population
Luanda2,776,168
N'dalatando383,100
Huambo226,145
Lobito207,932
Benguela151,226
Cuito113,624
Lubango102,541
Malanje87,046
Namibe80,149
Soio67,491
Cabinda66,020
Uige60,008
Saurimo40,498
Sumbe33,277
Menongue32,203
Caluquembe30,300
Caxito28,224
Longonjo24,346
Mbanza Congo24,220
Caala21,205
Luena21,115
Lucapa20,115
Camacupa19,150
Catabola18,855
Luau18,465
Nzeto18,352
Catumbela16,977
Camabatela12,837
Uacu Cungo10,970
Caconda10,549
Ondjiva10,169
Quibala8,915
Chissamba7,677
Chela5,811
Leua5,168

Angola Population Clock

What is the population of Angola (as of 11/15/2017)?29,847,259
Last UN Estimate (July 1, 2017)29,784,193
Births Per Day645
Deaths Per Day188
Net Migrations Per Day
Net Change Per Day 457
Population Change Since January 1st145,783

Angola Population Indicators

IndicatorValue
Crude Birth Rate 44.07 births/thousand
Crude Death Rate 12.854 deaths/thousand
Crude Net Migration Rate 0 people/thousand
Life Expectancy (Both Sexes) 53.483 years
Male Life Expectancy 51.955 years
Female Life Expectancy 55.024 years
Total Fertility Rate 5.831 children/woman
Net Reproduction Rate 2.243 surviving daughters/woman
Sex Ratio At Birth 1.03 males per female
Infant Mortality Rate 88.548 deaths/1,000 live births
Under Five Mortality 141.777 deaths/thousand
Mean Age at Childbearing 27.476 years
Rate of Natural Increase 31.13
Death Before 40 Probability (Total) 29.214%
Death Before 40 Probability (Male) 30.532%
Death Before 40 Probability (Female) 27.858%
Death Before 60 Probability (Total) 45.157%
Death Before 60 Probability (Male) 47.739%
Death Before 60 Probability (Female) 42.552%
Median Age (Total) 18.2 years
Median Age (Female) 18.3 years
Median Age (Male) 18 years

Angola Population History

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
201729,784,19349.04%50.96%243.40%
201527,859,30549.01%50.99%223.58%
201023,369,13148.92%51.08%193.63%
200519,552,54248.88%51.12%163.53%
200016,440,92448.86%51.14%132.87%
199514,268,99448.86%51.14%113.23%
199012,171,44148.89%51.11%102.79%
198510,609,04248.88%51.12%93.51%
19808,929,90048.87%51.13%73.05%
19757,682,47948.78%51.22%62.54%
19706,776,38148.71%51.29%51.78%
19656,203,29948.65%51.35%51.91%
19605,643,18248.60%51.40%51.98%
19555,116,07148.56%51.44%42.38%
19504,548,02348.52%51.48%40.00%

Angola Population Projections

Year Population % Male % Female Density (km²) Growth Rate
202032,827,40149.07%50.93%260.00%
202538,431,20849.12%50.88%313.20%
203044,712,28249.15%50.85%363.07%
203551,664,86449.17%50.83%412.93%
204059,249,00249.18%50.82%482.78%
204567,399,14849.18%50.82%542.61%
205076,046,05349.17%50.83%612.44%
205585,132,12049.16%50.84%682.28%
206094,596,08149.13%50.87%762.13%
2065104,370,66449.11%50.89%841.99%
2070114,365,29449.08%50.92%921.85%
2075124,462,54549.04%50.96%1001.71%
2080134,553,23449.00%51.00%1081.57%
2085144,539,98148.96%51.04%1161.44%
2090154,311,01948.92%51.08%1241.32%
2095163,783,81748.88%51.12%1311.20%
Data Sources
  1. World Population Prospects (2017 Revision) - United Nations population estimates and projections.
  2. GeoNames Gazetteer